By Sheila Arkee
Picture it: It’s 2002, and in Downtown San Francisco, a young Marketing Assistant has made her twice-weekly lunchtime dash to Macy’s Union Square from her office located across town on Sansome and Market. If you’re familiar with SF, you’ll know that was a lot of fancy footwork on my side to be able to get to Macy’s and back to work on an hour lunch. I don’t know how I did it, but I knew I needed to get my makeup fix.
I used to make my rounds by all the makeup counters — Laura Mercier, MAC, Benefit, and on this particular occasion, I made a friend at the Lorac counter.
“You MUST try this shadow – it’s gonna make your eyes look like J. Lo!”
Back then, J. Lo was the magic word whhen it came to makeup, so OF COURSE I took that shadow home. It’s Serenity by Lorac, and I’m pretty sure I’ll always keep it in my makeup kit.
And, as a postscript to my story — I ended up working at that Macy’s about a year later. Life was short, I figured, and I had to pursue my dreams of makeup artistry!
Base: L’Oreal Studio Secrets No. 1
Lid: Lorac Serenity
Crease: MAC Charcoal Brown
Browbone: MAC Shroom
Brows: Stila Dark brow duo, darker shade
Mascara: Dior Show